Glasgow's strategic approach to tackling alcohol related problems has been through the development and implementation of a Joint Alcohol Policy Statement between Glasgow City Council, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Strathclyde Police. Launched in October 2007, this document represents a joint commitment to work together to set and deliver challenging local actions to reduce ill health and alcohol related harm under five key priority areas:
1. Reduce alcohol related death and hospital admissions through continuous improvement of alcohol services.
2. Reduce alcohol consumption levels in the whole population and in specific group who binge or drink harmfully.
3. Reduce alcohol related crime, violence and disorder.
4. Reduce harm to children affected by alcohol problems in the family.
5. Promote responsible alcohol consumption among our employees and raise awareness of alcohol related harm in our role as an employer, as partners with a wide range of organisations and as procurer of services.
In addition, Glasgow City Council, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Strathclyde Police have committed to using their wider leadership roles, particularly in relation to Community Planning to:
- Identify and exploit further opportunities for action to contribute to our strategic priorities
- Proactively engage a wider group of individuals, organisation and communities to join in with tackling the harm caused by alcohol.
For further information, please see the following documents: